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October 2020
 

01 October 2020

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Floyd Green (right), listens attentively to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Everton Parkes (left), at a meeting of the JDDB held at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on September 24. At centre is Project Coordinator in the Projects Unit of the Board, Devon Paul Sayers.

Agriculture Minister to introduce more young people to specialty cheese production

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 01 Oct 2020    communications   
Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, has directed the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) to engage more young people in the production of specialty cheese. The Minister issued the charge to the JDDB as a means of ramping up dairy production, by focusing on value-added products. He was speaking at a meeting with the JDDB at the Ministry's offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston last Thursday (September 24). “I want a solid programme to train those who are interested in producing this cheese. The industry is in high demand especially in the tourism industry,” he told...


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Nigerian Textile Consultant, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Alao Luqman (right), shows batik hand-printed textile to Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (3rd left), during a tour of the Garmex Complex, Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston, on Friday, September 25, 2020. Others (from left) are Chief Executive Officer, Valrie Veira; and Manager, Technical Services, Colin Porter, of the JBDC.

SBDCs critical to Jamaica’s post COVID-19 recovery- Min. Dunn

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 01 Oct 2020    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon Norman Dunn, says that Small Business Development Centres (SBDCs) are critical to Jamaica’s post COVID-19 recovery programme. He noted that the world has changed fundamentally, and that for our small businesses to survive in this difficult time they will have to look to SBDCs for support and partnership in order to remain relevant. “We know that this is a difficult time for us. It is not going to be business as usual any time soon. What worked before now in businesses cannot work anymore. Therefore, we have to up our...


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Manager, Microbiology Branch, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Stacey-Ann Stephens (right), shows Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, a Solus DS2 automated laboratory ELISA system used for the rapid detection of pathogens such as listeria and salmonella, during a tour of the BSJ’s facilities on Winchester Road, Kingston, on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Standards must play a key role in product development during COVID-19 pandemic

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 01 Oct 2020    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, says that standards must play a key role and must be the driver now more ever in our product development, and in whatever we put out there to our consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Dunn said that as a Ministry that encourages commerce, he believes it must be done in a particular way that the public at large is protected as this is of paramount importance. The Minister who was addressing the management and staff at the Bureau of Standards Winchester Road offices on Monday, September 28,...


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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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